On Tuesday, August 26, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board presented its Catholic Award of Merit to Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion for her long-time support of Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools and of Catholic education in Ontario.
Dufferin-Peel’s Hope for Haiti Mission Team, along with Pere Sauveur Content, met Haiti's first and newly appointed Cardinal during the summer 2014 outreach trip to Jacmel. Cardinal Langlois was appointed by Pope Francis on the anniversary of Haiti's devastating earthquake. Blessings to DPCDSB schools for their ongoing commitment to Haiti's rebuilding, education, medical and nutrition projects.
On June 20, the St. Raymond School Junior Boys’ Relay Team won gold at the Dufferin-Peel CDSB Track & Field finals.
The St. Mark School community, along with many of our DPCDSB schools, filled a forty foot container bound for Haiti. The Haiti Mission Team will receive the container in July and distribute the much needed donations to our Haitian brothers and sisters.
On June 8, four Dufferin-Peel students were awarded scholarships from the Congress of Black Women of Canada Mississauga and Area Chapter. Congratulations to Ashelly Smith from St. Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School, Amanda David from St. Roch Catholic Secondary School, Elsie Boateng from Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School and Rachel Bair from St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Secondary.
St. Clare Elementary School students in Grades 4 and 5 left their artistic mark on a pedestrian underpass on June 17. Working with the City of Mississauga Park Beautification Program Coordinator, A. Ferguson, students assisted in painting a mural on a pedestrian underpass under Glen Erin Drive. The mural design, which was created by A. Ferguson, incorporates elements of the Glen Erin community through the last 100 years.
On June 5, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins visited St. Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga to give a special welcome and blessing at the OFSAA track and field championship. Cardinal Collins blessed a coach, volunteer, athlete, para-athlete and official, as a symbolic gesture to all OFSAA competitors.
The first day of competition at the OFSAA track and field championship took place at St. Marcellinus Secondary School in Mississauga on June 5. Among the events held was the long jump where Ryan France from St. Marcellinus was one of the competitors.